The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) inducted three new members into the AEM Hall of Fame on November 5, 2013, including Dr. Helmut Claas, C.E.O. of CLAAS KGaA mbH.
The official induction ceremony took place during the AEM Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. Accepting on behalf of Dr. Claas, was Dr. Theo Freye, Speaker of the CLAAS Executive Board.
The AEM Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates outstanding individuals in the off-road equipment industry, and their legacy of innovation, service and leadership. Their vision and hard work have been critical to advancing global economic and social prosperity; their legacy strengthens continued industry contributions to improving our quality of life and serves as an inspiration for tomorrow’s leaders.
AEM Hall of Fame inductees were evaluated by an independent panel of industry experts on five criteria that are vital to the health of the off-road equipment manufacturing industry: 1) innovation, 2) industry contributions, 3) leadership, 4) corporate citizenship/social responsibility and 5) sustainability. For more information on the AEM Hall of Fame and all its inductees, go online to the AEM Hall of Fame section of the AEM website – www.aem.org/HallofFame.
CLAAS of America Inc. offers a wide variety of technologically innovative hay tool, baler, self-propelled forage harvester and combine harvester products to provide growers optimum performance in the field. These products are designed by a dedicated engineering staff located at numerous worldwide factories focused on the production and design of harvesting equipment. The design, performance and reliability of this equipment have made CLAAS an international market leader. For more information, visit www.claasofamerica.com